The Next 100 Years
Cultivating New Potential
Aired: May 04, 2018 (UTC)
Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business. To ensure the company thrives for another 100 years, Panasonic is attaching special importance to its 270,000 employees, the backbone of its success.
Part 1 of two programs reflects on the invaluable contribution made by the most important person of all in the company's history, founder Konosuke Matsushita, who coined the phrase "Making People Before Products." We also see some of the ways in which a positive impact has been made by President and CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga, together with his trusted colleague Yoshiyuki Miyabe, who heads the Business Innovation Division. Their creativity is empowering a new generation of innovators and fostering productive collaboration through such initiatives as Wonder Lab Osaka and Cross-Value Innovation. From Osaka to Silicon Valley, Panasonic is brimming with new ideas that are designed to optimize the potential of its talented workforce.
Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
The series will follow the regional qualifying tournaments and the final tournament of the sixth “Washoku World Challenge,” a cooking contest in which non-Japanese Washoku chefs from throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Japan will pit their skills against one another, as they strive in earnest to inherit, pass on and cultivate their Washoku cooking skills.
A documentary series that features remarkable industries in Japan. The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.
2017 is ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. This series was produced as a joint project to commemorate the anniversary with the TV stations of four ASEAN countries,Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – by examining their cooperative relations with Japan and the impact of the East-West and Southern Economic Corridors on the economies and ways of life of the Indochina Peninsula.
The coastal areas of Japan’s Tohoku Region suffered unprecedented damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.This series shines a spotlight on the efforts of people from Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture, who are now working hard toward achieving “Recovery of Industry,” “Recovery of Tourism” and “Food Safety & Peace of Mind.” What are the underpinnings of their ongoing hope?